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  1. #21
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    Quote Originally Posted by michaelb View Post
    You might find this interesting faisal....
    http://www.viddler.com/explore/ziser/videos/56/
    Pretty good tutorial. Just have to remember not to use a portrait orientation of the camera.
    I can only imagine what wedding guests might say about the pro photographer holding a camera upside down

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    Quote Originally Posted by lukeap69 View Post
    Faisal

    IMO those phottix triggers are pain to use. Good luck with them.

    Regarding ST-E2, they are almost the same price as another flash. Suggest you get another flash that can act as a firing or non-firing commander (580EX, Metz 58-AF, or Sigma xxx - forgot the model no.)
    IMO nothing is more frustrating than trying to use canon's wireless system. i've never used the st-e2 but have used the 580ex as master to another 580ex...and if you don't have line of sight it won't fire. and it needs to be within something like 15 feet. and it really doesn't work well in sunlight. now i only spent a few days with this, but that's about all i could take of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lukeap69 View Post
    Faisal

    IMO those phottix triggers are pain to use. Good luck with them.

    I've had like 3 misfires since I've had them. Certainly no complaints here!
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    Quote Originally Posted by michaelb View Post
    You might find this interesting faisal....
    http://www.viddler.com/explore/ziser/videos/56/
    I saw that video and have already tried it to not much success...

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark_48 View Post
    Pretty good tutorial. Just have to remember not to use a portrait orientation of the camera.
    I can only imagine what wedding guests might say about the pro photographer holding a camera upside down
    Holding the camera upside down is fun...especially when you see the reaction of the people around you...

    Quote Originally Posted by adam75south View Post
    IMO nothing is more frustrating than trying to use canon's wireless system. i've never used the st-e2 but have used the 580ex as master to another 580ex...and if you don't have line of sight it won't fire. and it needs to be within something like 15 feet. and it really doesn't work well in sunlight. now i only spent a few days with this, but that's about all i could take of it.
    If I don't use the Canon wireless system, I have no hope to be able to use flash when requiring to shoot over a SS of 1/200....unless I get those expensive triggers...maybe I'll borrow someones 580EX II to see how it performs especially to see if it suffers in sunlight than it surely is of no use here in the middle east!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by faisal View Post
    If I don't use the Canon wireless system, I have no hope to be able to use flash when requiring to shoot over a SS of 1/200....unless I get those expensive triggers...maybe I'll borrow someones 580EX II to see how it performs especially to see if it suffers in sunlight than it surely is of no use here in the middle east!!!
    if lower f/stops is what you want, don't shoot in the middle of the sun. put the subject in shade or wait until the sun is starting to go down.

    at least until you find a way that you can use fp mode. i think the off camera cord would be the most reliable. hopefully soon someone will come out with a cheaper ettl trigger. i really hope the alien bee people are reading this.

    oh, and don't forget reflectors. those are a lot more useful than you'd think.
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    Quote Originally Posted by adam75south View Post
    if lower f/stops is what you want, don't shoot in the middle of the sun. put the subject in shade or wait until the sun is starting to go down.

    at least until you find a way that you can use fp mode. i think the off camera cord would be the most reliable. hopefully soon someone will come out with a cheaper ettl trigger. i really hope the alien bee people are reading this.

    oh, and don't forget reflectors. those are a lot more useful than you'd think.
    I try shooting at sunrise cause that's when we have the least amount of traffic, human and cars while having the best weather....
    I'll look into how I can extend a off camera cord...will need to ask someone who knows his way around wires to do it for me...till then I'll try these phottix triggers....
    I've looked into reflectors...I can get a set of 5 (diffuser, golden, white, silver and I think black) for about $50...is that a fair price...??? These are the ones without a handle!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by faisal View Post
    I try shooting at sunrise cause that's when we have the least amount of traffic, human and cars while having the best weather....
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    Yea, sunrise/sunset would be much better. Check out the 5th post on this page (and the second to last)...(Phamster)....

    Just a 580EX, some cheap triggers and a softbox...(he explains his set-up on the following page)...

    http://photography-on-the.net/forum/...412392&page=31
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    Quote Originally Posted by faisal View Post
    I'm getting it for 1700 in City Centre...
    where can i get it fro 1450???

    Does the Metz result it me losing e-ttl???
    Some of my friends got it for 1400 AED, some 1490 AED in Bur Dubai, Perfecta and other shops. It is a bit pricey in City Centre.

    The Metz flash I've mentioned above has the E-TTL capabilities of Canon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by michaelb View Post
    Yea, sunrise/sunset would be much better. Check out the 5th post on this page (and the second to last)...(Phamster)....

    Just a 580EX, some cheap triggers and a softbox...(he explains his set-up on the following page)...

    http://photography-on-the.net/forum/...412392&page=31
    Thanks for the link...but if you might notice, there are clouds in the sky...over here we have bright sunlight...that's where the problem lies...I can possibly shoot tilll about about 10minutes after sunrise...cause after that if using f2.8, I end up reaching SS of about 1/1000....

    Quote Originally Posted by lukeap69 View Post
    Some of my friends got it for 1400 AED, some 1490 AED in Bur Dubai, Perfecta and other shops. It is a bit pricey in City Centre.

    The Metz flash I've mentioned above has the E-TTL capabilities of Canon.
    Unfortunately I am horrible at bargaining....hmm...Did they buy it with or without warranty???

    I'll check out the Metz flash next time I'm out anywhere near Grand stores...
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    Amazing Faisal, most of the guys I know here in Dubai are better in bargaining than me.

    I believe they have (store) warranty.

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